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Friday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Farmer to Chef: Building a Regional Farm and Food Economy LIMITED

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The relationship between farmers and chefs is a major cornerstone of a thriving regional food economy. This workshop starts with the recent history of New York’s regional food distribution within the local food movement. Hear how having a mission-driven business like the Cleaver Co. has an impact on our evolving food economy, while learning the immense value of building relationships between farmers, chefs and distributors.  Mary Cleaver will speak about how to effectively manage a successful farm-focused catering and restaurant business for whole farm purchasing, menu development, waste management, and other strategies for a comprehensive farm to plate model. 

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Mary Cleaver

Founder, The Cleaver Co
Mary Cleaver, one of the country’s foremost authorities on sustainable food and local sourcing, is the founder and owner of The Cleaver Co., a full- service event planning and catering operation, and The Green Table, a farm-to-table restaurant in the Chelsea Market. The Cleaver Co also operates two food and beverage kiosks at The Battery in partnership with The Battery Conservancy. Fondly known as Table Green and Table Green Café, they bring a local focus to concession-style food and drink... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EST